Journey to Justice
Dear CLF Familia,
We were just notified that the hotel workers where we are holding our Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner are on strike. The housekeeping, kitchen and banquet staff are on strike demanding a fair livable wage to be able to provide for their family. Many of the workers are immigrant women who upon finishing their shift at the hotel, must go on to a second job to make ends meet.
Due to this recent event, the Chicana Latina Foundation has decided to postpone our Gala, scheduled for Friday, October 5th, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. CLF has a long history of supporting worker’s rights. Many of the hotel workers represent our community. They are our mothers, sisters or daughters – our brave, courageous and fearless leaders. We stand in solidarity with the Unite HERE workers on strike at the Marriot-affiliated hotels.
At the Chicana Latina Foundation, we believe in investing in our future – the Latinas who will shape a better California. That's why we are still committed to provide the scholarships to this year's awardees; we are still committed to offer our transformative Leadership Institute, and that's why we still need YOUR support. We hope you will continue supporting us and consider making a donation.
Thank you for believing in us, thank you for believing in the next generation of social justice leaders, and thank you for believing in our future.
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